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PREACHING DANGEROUSLY | Clergies under threat for advocating human rights and environmental protection

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In Northern Philippines,the red-tagging frenzy of the Duterte administration has transformed ordinary days into hellish experiences for members of the clergy advocating environmental protection and respect of human rights.

Underscoring the role of the church in pursuing just and lasting peace

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During the founding assembly of One Faith, One Nation, One Voice Cordillera in Baguio City, Anglican Bishop Rex Reyes underlined the important role of the church in pursuing peace based on justice amid the heightened attacks against the people and hostilities between the revolutionary forces and the government.

Aglipayan leader condemns red-tagging, fake surrender in Ilocos village

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The Supreme Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente condemned the 81st IB of the Philippine Army for red-tagging the church and its clergy and forcing farmers in a village in Ilocos Norte to sign papers stating that they are NPA supporters and members availing the government’s surrender program.

The Sagrada Familia (Ilocos Sur), one of the first adherents of the Iglesia Filipina...

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Explore the history of Salcedo's Sagrada Familia, a religious movement in Bantay Kilang whose tale spans a century of faith in strife and is connected to significant figures in Philippine religious and political history.

UCCP pastor, red-tagged by the military, fears for life and family

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A UCCP pastor active in environmental and human rights issues in Ilocos expressed fear for his security and family members after receiving information that a member of the military asked for their address, including sketch of their residence.

Church leaders, farmers to military: Hands off our members

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Church and peasant leaders told the military to stop harassing their members and tagging their organizations as communist-rebel fronts during a dialogue facilitated by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur.

VISITA IGLESIA? | Government’s JCP Kapanatagan targets clerics in Ilocos

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Visita Iglesia is a popular term among Catholics who travel from one church to another to pray and pay respect to their patron saint especially during the Holy Week. Military personnel from the 7th Infantry Division are doing the same thing for their “community engagement program” under the Joint Campaign Plan (JCP) Kapanatagan, hopping from church to church in Ilocos, Northern Philippines, except for the part where they “pray and pay respect.”

Surveillance alarms IFI social action head

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The head of the social action of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Diocese of Laoag expressed urgent concern on his personal and family’s safety after unknown men tailed him.

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PREACHING DANGEROUSLY | Clergies under threat for advocating human rights and environmental protection

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In Northern Philippines,the red-tagging frenzy of the Duterte administration has transformed ordinary days into hellish experiences for members of the clergy advocating environmental protection and respect of human rights.

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Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco

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Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves.